In their project IR-DOSY, Woutersen and Giubertoni envision a new device that can determine molecular structure and size simultaneously in a cost-effective, non-invasive and simple manner. Its working is based on the combination of microfluidic technology with infrared spectroscopy.
In earlier research, the researchers have already validated this concept in a pilot. Together with the Technology Centre, IXA, and Demonstrator Lab Science Park, Woutersen and Giubertoni will now further develop it into a device that can be used by researchers from different disciplines in any laboratory as an analytical or diagnostic tool.
Working paper at ChemRxiv: Infrared Diffusion-Ordered Spectroscopy Reveals Molecular Size and Structure